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, and e.j. deon and from salon erin carmone. >>> vice president joe biden will deliver the keynote address at a gun violence summit, ten miles away from the site of the shooting in newtown. as congress prepares for a major battle over the sequester, biden's speech is proof that the white house isn't letting up on new gun safety laws. neither is the president's campaign organization turned advocacy group. organizing for action is holding gun safety events around the country tomorrow to ebb gauge its 2.2 million supporters and launching a $100,000 ad campaign targeting gop senators. they are up against the ultimate lobbying bohemath. today the n.r.a. is beginning phase two of a $350,000 ad campaign. it includes print ads like this one that will run in five states targeting north carolina senator kay hagen. the ad reads "will obama's gun proposals work? his own experts say no." the debate continues at the national level, and states are moving quickly on gun legislation, but in opposite directions. today the new jersey statehouse will vote on 20 bills, including banning magazines over ten roun
republicans are at this point so to si erin degree. curt, we went back into the archives. fewer than 2% of cabinet nominations have been rejected since 1789. john tower rejected for a defense secretary in 1989. you have to go back to 1844 to james porter, who was rejected for secretary -- >> he was robbed, though. >> where was he during benghazi? >> this is the united states senate, which part of its brand is this civility, and who are they doing this to? a guy who was a republican senator four years ago. i've decided it's a bit of joe lieberman derangement syndrome. a heiretick from your own party, once he is playing for the other team, it drives you crazy, and it's driving the republicans crazy the same way joe lieberman drove the democrats craze where i. >> the psychodrama of a party that's so very angry at one of its own. i'm not a psychiatrist, but i play one on television, and it would seem like -- it would seem like this sort of, you know -- he is a heiretic, and, therefore, he must be punished. this is not the first sort of parliamentary high jinx order of the day for this cong
the guns in the hands of teachers and schools. >> but it depends where they're from. erin made a really important point, i think, which is that for years and years people who advocate what i would see as saner gun laws, get a constant pushback that you don't respect the culture of rural america. well, i don't believe that's true, but that's been an argument they made, and suddenly i think people are realizing, wait a minute, what these guys are talking about is not respecting the culture of everyone else, a vast majority. most americans don't own guns. most americans don't want to own guns. most americans don't want to have to arm themselves to protect themselves and so this world that they are pos iting, people are talking about who is imposing what on whom? in terms of the state, yes, you have a certain number of states that are going to do whatever the nra says, but in the congress when you look at the house in particular, the key is there are a lot of suburban and ex-urban republican members of congress who know that their own constituencies want them to vote for reasonable gun laws
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